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The Supreme Leader's Soldiers: Iranian Preachers Fight Big Political Battles


The Supreme Leader's Soldiers: Iranian Preachers Fight Big Political Battles
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Popular preachers known as maddahs have large and devoted followings in Iran, where they play an important role in Shi'a Islam. But observers interviewed by RFE/RL's Radio Farda say that Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has mobilized maddahs and their gatherings for political goals.

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